- Why Adam's Fate is Ours
- Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Reader: How is it fair that all humanity suffer for Adam's
and Eve's mistakes? Even if you say it was still during the days of
creation -why don't we get a shot at immortality without the
resurrection deal? Doesn't seem quite fair, and G-d is fair?
- Mesora: Good question. The
reason we "suffer" Adam's fate is not a punishment for
something we didn't do. In as much as we are the same design as Adam,
we therefore require the same rectification as Adam. Adam demonstrated
that he ("he" as in all mankind) could not exist in the
pristine form in which God created him. He represented all mankind,
not just himself. God's correction in his nature is in reality a
correction not just for Adam, but for all man. God did not change
Adam. God changed man.